Episode 10 – Gyo No She Betta Don’t

We’re back back back back back again, this time with our first episode covering horror manga. Specifically, the works of Junji Ito. We talk about the good, the bad, and the just plain bizarre, from a story about a woman wanting to fuck a house to more heartwarming memoirs about cats. We share our queerpinions on:

  • Gyo
  • The Enigma of Amigara Fault
  • Fragments of Horror
  • Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
  • Tired use of queer-coded villains
  • Interweaving of supernatural elements and human drama
  • Man versus natural disasters
  • Man versus demonic women (done well and done poorly)

You can also find the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podcast Addict!

Spoiler and content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. The stories included, and by extension our discussions of them, cover topics related to domestic abuse and violence, dissection, body horror, and grieving. We also have a fair amount of spoiler-heavy content at points. We especially don’t want readers who haven’t read “Whispering Woman” before to have the ending spoiled for them but we also wanted to discuss it. We cover the ending twist from 46:00 to 49:15, so skip over that portion if you haven’t read that story yet.

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